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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients

From: Important drug classes associated with potential drug–drug interactions in critically ill patients: highlights for cardiothoracic intensivists

Characteristics  
Number of patients (n) 184
Age [median (range)] 48 (3–85)
Gender (male/female) 110/74
Number of prescriptions (n) 195
Number of prescriptions including:
 1–8 drugs (n) 110
 9–17 drugs (n) 71
 18–25 drugs (n) 14
Diagnoses classification (n)
 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 7
 Neoplasms 43
 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism 1
 Diseases of the circulatory system 32
 Diseases of the respiratory system 68
 Diseases of the digestive system 6
 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 6
 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified 1
 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 4
 Factors influencing health status and contact with health services 16